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CSPAN
May 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
concern, is that it? >> no. >> why not? >> because although mr. brown had said those things to mr. murdoch, and although i had heard similar insinuations from others close to mr. brown that there was this tone of threat about it. the fact is that it didn't occur to me that they were real or proper or, i just, i just dismissed them, i suppose. >> some would say an elected government has executive power, or through parliament, would be quite entitled to bring in media policies which thought to be in the public interest but nonetheless did impact on the commercial interests of the media companies. would you agree? >> well, i'm sure that it is absolute, of course it's possible governments to debate regulation and policy on the media. of course, i agree with that. >> i'm just trying to explore your thinking in 2010. you have here mr. brown allegedly on your evidence hostile to news international. and you have mr. cameron, who is -- is that correct, he is favorable to news international? >> he wasn't hostile to "the sun." >> just have this would wait in your thinking. you are the chief
CSPAN
May 11, 2012 2:00am EDT
party supporter? >> i do not know. >> you had a conversation with mr. brown in 2006 at the labor conference in manchester. you describe that in paragraph 36. >> yes. >> the labor conference in manchester that year, we knew, because it was announced, that mr. blair would be leaving within the year, and in all probability mr. brown would be the next prime minister. would you agree? >> i think that was a given, yes. >> he said to you -- you say, "i remember that meeting well. mr. brown told me he had it on very good authority mr. murdoch would appoint me as the editor of "the sun" when rebekah was promoted." do you see that? >> yes. >> he was telling you it was already rupert murdoch's decision that rebekah wade would be promoted and you would be the next editor of "the sun." >> i did not believe rupert murdoch would have had that conversation with him. >> why not? he was close to mr. brown, was he not? >> my understanding of how news international works, in terms of appointment of editors, is that it would not have involved the conversation at that stage. it was sometime after that
CSPAN
May 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
. most of them have been kept by gordon brown and david cameron. and other people got up to all sorts of stuff. there's no doubt about that. and part of politics is part of life. i tried to control at the center. i tried to keep a grip of things. but the reality is there are hundreds of people out there the whole time who -- anybody who works on downing street in the eyes of a journalist is a senior downing street source. anybody who works in the home office is a senior home office source. i think we did a pretty good job in having proper coordination at the center, but it's very difficult to maintain that. >> mr. powell points the finger of blame in a particular place. he says "it's the special advisers like the damian o'brieens, charlie wheelers, and ed balzes, not -- who specialize in character assassination through the pages of the newspapers. what always surprised me was that the assassins managed to persuade the press to keep quiet about their activities. however many incriminating e-mails or texts they sent." >> that's a very good point. in other words -- >> is all of that correct
CSPAN
May 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
it. if you look at the population, we're targeting the brown population. 43% of the undocumented population in the united states or overstayers of visa of one kind or another, you know? that includes the little white irish nurse from the health care system in st. louis and, oh, she just has a technical violation with immigration. well, that's all any of 'em are. and so, you know, interior enforcement does not come anywhere near rivaling the frontier and border enforce bement. enforcement. so brown is involved in this equation, i'm sorry. and there are other ways of -- so my job is to question some of the assumptions. and some of the assumptions are that we can prosecute this out of existence, that's your job. when janet napolitano was governor, when she was an attorney, same thing. he wanted to do that. that's not going to get it. my critique in my statement was enforcement only is not going to get it. there is an appropriate place for enforcement, prosecution for all of that, for the distribution of the costs, etc. am i hopeful? i'm in the hope business. [laughter] be -- am i op
CSPAN
May 2, 2012 2:00am EDT
colleague gary gibbons and his tribute quoted robert browning, saying that a man to reach should exceed his grasp for weapons that have been for? know what he was implying the stephen had gotten beyond his death that should be given for it. and i think that's what he meant. the stephen asked john tien arguably unanswerable questions, things like what is it that creates fire into the equations and makes the universe for them to describe? why is there something rather than nothing? what is the universe go to the bother of existing? it strays into philosophy and religion. there are questions that are more cautious and civil science but i'm not. they're largely irrelevant to the everyday pursuit of most science. and even all the cover of his book was the grand design, this book was first built in answers come it does actually an stephen goes on asking questions. ever since then he goes unseen i want to know these answers. also, in that same book he writes that it is meaningless to ask whether the answers he propose is there anyone else proposes that that level really represent realit
CSPAN
May 5, 2012 2:00am EDT
and you would see brown and the body and newton and the news described them as the black militants had of course stokely talked about a black power. i want to back up and talk about power because all of my lessons in black history i don't want you to think it was over the dinner table with books spread out. he was a working man and he was a good man and he was with a call in those days a race man so a lot of the lessons would be as simple as we would be watching television the old black-and-white tv come and a tarzan movie would come on the. the mother with a sweeping across the screen during the tarzan yell and she would speak his language and the lines would go [cheering] the alliance would go. the monkeys would go here and he would be looking at that and after about five minutes he would go like what the hell is that. [laughter] tell me how little cracker beebee can fall out of an airplane, boy change the channel. [laughter] it was living history. then i was switching and i remember the first time seen in young harry reasoner and he was giving some editorial i think about the sp
CSPAN
May 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
in order of appearance, and in that regard, senator brown is next. >> thank you, mr. chairman. director sullivan, thank you, mr. edwards, thank you for attempting. it to mr. sullivan, listening to your testimony you said you were not aware this had happened before, and that's evidenced by some of the investigation should done in your long history in the service, is that correct? >> yes, senator. >> and you're still can't figure it out. this is something you also said. is that correct? >> this type of behavior, yes, sir. >> and you're making changes it, changing policy, is that also correct? >> yes, sir. >> you have said many times a majority of the folks serving in the agency, and i would agree, the wonderful work. they had many nations. they serve with great pride and resourcefulness over the 100 i believe 47 years of service, is that also a fair statement? >> yes, senator. >> i know you set new guidelines and you indicated on your own come you said they were draconian. as a modified. you wait to do them but you feel it's necessary. i would ask, do you also trust the men and
CSPAN
May 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
. gordon brown's decision not to call a snap election in october 2007, are unlikely to be true because the prime minister's decision was made before the former arrived in chequers that weekend. other aspects of the matter may be difficult to prove for this separate reason, the government may well have wanted to pursue policy x. or not to pursue policy why, for reasons associated with the wishes and objectives of media moguls. in relation to the last labour government policy on the euro, we know that the prime minister was more comfortable than was his chancellor of the exchequer, and that the latter set conditions which were unlikely ever to be fulfilled. he would say in the public interest. mr. murdoch's wishes may well have been wholly coincidentally that said, these -- the inquiry will need to address within the constraints of its terms of reference and the timescales imposed on it by the prime minister. the very least you may conclude as many have now accepted that not many governments get too close to news international but the human nature being as it is, a clear percepti
CSPAN
May 31, 2012 2:00am EDT
brown, that's what we mean by color coded it is all races, all colors, all creeds falling faster and poverty now than ever before. specifically women and children. we talk in this book about bill clinton, who i like and respect and she's a friend. i think she's still a friend. i said this a few times over the past couple weeks, maybe not the reality is nobody else in our society in part because the welfare reform bill 15 years ago peter edelman has a book of right now called so richard commesso poor we are not the only ones in caring for put people in this country we are not the only ones talking about before he ever got in the race talking about this particular issue and he famously predicted 15 years ago that this was going we were going to be reaping some dire consequences if bill clinton passed this law. he famously resigned his high post in the clinton administration in protest over this issue. fast-forward 15 years and i have news for you peter was right and that's why we see women and children falling faster than anybody. what does this say about a nation that allows women and
CSPAN
May 19, 2012 2:00am EDT
for three years under prime minister gordon brown. >> today's witness -- [inaudible] >> i swear by my aussie god to undertake it will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me god. >> give your full name. >> john whitaker straw, the commonly known as jack. >> u.s. signed and dated it. are you content to confirm the content to the verses of this inquiry? >> i am. mr. straw, thank you for a witness statement to the effort you put into it and also for the next phase, which were extremely pricey and. of all the witnesses who have appeared or who are sued. this inquiry as they made clear in the declaration and eight at the beginning, i know mr. straw the best. not merely because we knew each other many, many years ago, but because i worked quite closely and in my capacity when he was lorch chancellor and judge. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> mr. straw, in terms of your career, the dates may be relevant to this secretary page 97 to 2001, foreign secretary 2001 to 2006. 2006 until 2000 then lord chancellor secretary of state, but justice until 27 until 2010. .. to un
CSPAN
May 9, 2012 2:00am EDT
that appeared in "the washington post" this morning by david brown appear at this point in the record on the study that predicts 42% of americans will be obese in 2030. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. harkin: and again, mr. president, i hope the republicans will talk among themselves. i hope they will listen to the students and their families who don't want to be hung out there this week and next week and on and on and on, not knowing whether or not they're going to have to pay higher interest rates on their student loans. let's have cloture on this. let's bring the bill up. let's vote on it. if they have amendments, fine, we'll vote on them, but at least let's move the bill. mr. president, with that, i yield the floor and not
CSPAN
May 16, 2012 2:00am EDT
gordon brown left off. ignoring what happened after may 2010, would you agree with mandelson's view, we simply chose to be coward? >> i agree with it to some extent. i mean, he said there were no -- there was no issue of principle or priority. i think there were issues of principle and priority which i referred to a moment ago. but i do accept that part of the thinking of the prime minister and some of his colleagues was that to take on the whole of the press at the time when most of the public thought we got a pretty good deal was politically not very sensible. >> it might have been difficult to have approached this on a cross-party basis at any time between 1997 and certainly 201. unless you were to identify a short window of opportunity which opened after the tragic death of princess diana. is that right? >> i think it would have been impossible to get a cross-party agreement on slide. >> what about that short window of opportunity? >> i'm not sure there really was one. i think that the -- i think interestingly, from chris mullins' diaries as well, he was of the view of short window
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